Crowd Management

Events held on campus require special consideration to ensure the safety of the attendees should an emergency occur. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the International Fire Code (IFC) mandate that RIT accomplish this through the use of crowd managers and emergency notifications.

 

EMERGENCY EXIT ANNOUNCEMENT

 

  1. An audible announcement is required at events attended by more than 50 people and must be made not more than 10 minutes prior to the event start.
  2. The announcement shall include:
    1. The location of emergency exits;
    2. The requirement to evacuate should the fire alarm sound; and
    3. Any specific venue instructions.

 

CROWD CONTROL MANAGERS

 

  1. Requirements:
    1. Trained crowd managers are required when attendance reaches 1000.
    2. One crowd manager is needed for every 250 attendees. The following table displays the crowd manager requirements for up to 2500 people. Beyond this, one crowd manager would continue to be added for every 250 person increase in attendance. 

# of attendees

Crowd managers required

# of attendees

Crowd managers required

0-999

0

1501-1750

7

1000

4

1751-2000

8

1001-1250

5

2001-2250

9

1251-1500

6

2251-2500

10

                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

  1. Duties:
    1. Conduct an inspection of the area of responsibility;
    2. Identify and address any egress barriers;
    3. Identify and mitigate any fire hazards;
    4. Direct and assist in the event of an evacuation/emergency; and
    5. Assist emergency response personnel when requested.

 

  1. Training:
    1. Complete approved training in accordance with International Fire Code 403.12.3.2:  https://www.crowdmanagers.com/training
    2. Upon successful completion a certificate is issued that is valid for 2 years. Please forward a copy to the RIT Environmental Health and Safety Department.